Friday, 30 March 2012

New Ways With Kantha Workshop: 17 and 18 May 2012

Want to take your stitching in a new direction? Then sign up for this workshop with the extremely accomplished CAROLYN SULLIVAN

Carolyn, a Life Member of the Guild, author and embroiderer, will guide us through two days of decorative 'kantha' style stitching.
This technique has become a feature of her beautiful quilts, with its roots being found in the traditional stitched cloth from Indian and surrounding sub-continent cultures.

Using leaves as a theme basis, workshop participants will learn the techniques of direct and transfer, printing and stamping. Traditional floral decorative embroidery patterns will be sourced as inspiration for a sampler, and Carolyn will assist students in exploring both traditional and contemporary avenues for their work.

WORKSHOP : MAY 17 & 18 2012
VENUE : Rockdale RSL
45 Bay Street, Rockdale
9.30 for 10-3 pm

Download and return a Workshop Booking Form to reserve your place.

Carolyn participates regularly in the Guild's Manly Gallery Art Quilt Shows, as well as exhibiting in International Quilt Shows.
This journey is bound to interest us all, and the NSW Quilters' Guild is extremely proud to have Carolyn as The Guest Speaker at our special 30th Birthday Meeting at Burwood RSL 19th May 2012.

Further details of both Workshop and Birthday Meeting can be found in The Feb 2012 Template or on The Guild web site.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Caroline Bay Quilters Inc: Quilt Show: 2012

On Saturday 31 March and Sunday 1 April , Caroline Bay Quilters Inc members will be hosting an Exhibition .

Venue: Gosford Regional Gallery, The Arts Centre, 36 Webb St, East Gosford.
Times: 10am-4pm
Entry Fee: $5

All Welcome!

Monday, 26 March 2012

Away Meeting in Orange: 31 March 2012

Photo 1 shows the winning quilt made by Amanda Daly
Photo 2 shows the Challenge fabric


Please note change to the Orange "Away" Meeting information, re-posted below.

Challenge Quilts on view, will be those entered in the "Fertile Imagination" Challenge... (NOT the Purple and Yellow Challenge, as posted earlier)

Away Meeting in Orange: 31 March 2012

Colour City Quilters are our hosts this year for the annual "Away" or country meeting, being held this Saturday at 1pm at Calare Public School, Corner Wentworth Lane and Frost Street, Orange.

The "Show and Tell" display at the meeting will be The NSW Guild's Fertile Imagination Challenge Quilts.
Lucky door prizes will add to the fun of being with our country cousins.

Further to this, there will be a Quilt Exhibition in the Calare Public School Hall, showcasing quilts created by the young people of the area, as well as quilts made from a local "Block Swap Challenge"

The public can view this exhibition from 10am until 4pm on both the Saturday 31st and Sunday 1st April

Entry Fee to The Exhibition will be $5 which will include morning or afternoon tea.

All welcome!

Please Note.... Previous notification of this meeting indicates an incorrect "Challenge Quilt" inclusion for the Away Meeting.

The "Fertile Imagination" Quilts will be on view... (NOT The Yellow and Purple Challenge as previously listed)

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Fertile Imagination Challenge

In association with Expertise Events, the Guild arranged the Fertile Imagination Fabric Challenge.  The collection of more than 70, 50 x 50cm quilts was exhibited for the first time at the Craft and Sewing Show at Rosehill earlier in March.  The quilts will also be shown at the Newcastle Craft and Sewing Show (16-19 August) and the Guild meetings in March and May.

The prize winners are:
  • 1st Amanda Daly - $500
  • 2nd Julie Harding - Pfaff machine
  • 3rd Elizabeth Dubbelde - $200
  • 4th Pam Pearce - $100
  • Novice: Robyn Eves $100
  • Junior: Lauren Doran $100
Judges Commendations:
  • Denise Sargo
  • Sue Rowles
  • Heather Middleton
  • Judy Day

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Sydney Quilt Show 2012 Button

The 30th annual members' exhibition of the Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc, the Sydney Quilt Show 2012 runs from 13-17 June 2012. Please assist in promoting the show by adding the 2012 quilt show button to your blog or website. Here is the html code:

<a href=""><img src="" alt="Sydney Quilt Show"  /></a>

Sydney Quilt Show 2012If you have a Blogspot blog, go to Dashboard>Layout>Page Elements>Add Page Element. Choose "HTML/Javascript" as your page element, click "Add to Blog", cut and paste the code and click "Save Changes". On the "Add & Arrange" page elements page, you can drag and drop the button at the desired place in your side bar. The button should look like this.

Please contact the Guild Webmaster if you require assistance.

PS: If you downloaded the code for the previous quilt show buttons, you will see that it has been automatically updated to display the 2012 button - no further action required!

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Reminder: Under 35's Quilt Competition

To celebrate the Guild's 30th anniversary, Quilters Companion and Brother International (Aust) Pty Ltd are proudly sponsoring the 2012 Under 35's Quilt Competition How Does Your Garden Grow.

Be inspired by the theme to create a quilt no larger than 120 cm X 150 cm (portrait or landscape orientation).

Categories: Primary students, Secondary students, 18- 24 years, and 25–35 years.

Under 35s Competition 2012
This is an amateur competition; professional quiltmakers may enter but will not be judged. OVER $20,000 IN PRIZES All category winners will receive:
  • A Brother Sewing machine plus primary and secondary school winners will receive sewing machines for their schools;
  • A Quilters pack from Quilters Companion Magazine;
  • A copy of The Promise of Joy by Kathy Doughty, from Material Obsession;
  • EVERY entrant will receive a free digital magazine subscription for Quilters Companion and Homespun Magazines and Quilters Companion 2013 Diary.
Entries close 12 September 2012. All quilts will be exhibited in September 2012 in Sydney. For further information contact the Guild President.

Download Under 35s Quilt Competition Entry Form (PDF892KB PDF)


Brother International Australia Quilters Companion Material Obsession

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

17 March: Quilt Study Group Meeting

The Quilt Study Group of NSW is a Guild sub-committee, which exists to promote interest and research into quilting, particularly in Australia. Members are committed to the study of quilts past and present with this study encompassing the social and historical context in which the quilts were made as well as the designs, techniques and materials used both in vintage and contemporary quilts.

The first meeting for 2012 will be held on Saturday 17 March, when our Guest Speaker will be Katrina Hadjimichael. She makes quilts that look old .... and yet are not reproductions. She will be showing us her latest work.

Please bring any quilts that you have made or own that fit into this category for us all to enjoy after Katrina's presentation.

Venue: Target Theatre, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney. Time: 2.00-4.30 pm.

There is no Admission fee payable to the Powerhouse for those attending, however the Guild has introduced an entry fee of $5 for Guild members and $15 for non-guild members. Afternoon tea is provided, however please bring your own mug or cup.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Sydney Quilt Show Entries

Don't forget! Completed entry forms for the 2012 Sydney Quilt Show are due on

Friday, 9 March.

Faxed forms are not accepted, so get those forms in the post now.

For full details, including an entry form, visit the Guild website.